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Wild Edibles, Solar Power And Baby Chicks

Jana Wilson introduces us to her 5-day-old Sicilian Buttercup chicks, Didi Emmons loves cooking wild edibles, and strawberry shortcake for dessert!

two buttercup chicks

Photo: Courtesy of Jana Wilson

Our resident chicken blogger Jana Wilson has a slew of these little guys running around her coop these days. They are only two days old.

Goosefoot you find in people’s lawns everywhere. You just saute it in a little bit of olive oil, and it’s like spinach. It’s even more delicate than spinach.

Didi Emmons loves eating wild greens, those plants some people might call weeds. We chat with her about some of her favorite recipes that incorporate wild edibles.

Our look at solar panels across southern Indiana continues with a visit to the Harmony School. Students combined science and art in the school’s new solar sculpture that will generate power to run the greenhouse.

In the kitchen, Chef Daniel Orr fixes a strawberry shortcake and a breakfast frittata.

And we meet some 5-day-old Sicilian Buttercup chicks on Jana Wilson’s farm.

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Harmony School Lets The Sunshine In


Harmony School high school science students have applied what they learned in the classroom to the school's new solar sculpture.

Didi Emmons Says There’s No Such Thing As A Weed

didi emmons head shot

Didi Emmons didn't always cook with weeds. Thanks to her relationship with a local farmer, she now loves all sorts of feisty, flavorful and nutritious plants.

Farmers, Chefs Collaborate To Get Local Food In Restaurants

anna blessing locally grown

In her new book, Anna Blessing celebrates the relationships Chicago chefs have with the area farmers that provide their food.

They Grow Up So Fast: Caring For Baby Chicks

Sicilian Buttercup Chicks

Springtime means Jana Wilson is running a nursery and a pre-school on her chicken farm.

Strawberry Season: Fresh Take On Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake With Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits And Yogurt

We're celebrating strawberry season today with a fresh take on strawberry shortcake using homemade buttermilk biscuits and yogurt.

Frittata Of Squash Blossoms With Sauteed New Potatoes

Frittata of squash blossoms with sauteed new potatoes

Flower can be just as delicious as they are beautiful. Combine squash blossoms with new potatoes, eggs and goat cheese for this creative breakfast dish.

Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

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